Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,…
1. The same power which raised Christ, raises us.
2. God leaves His dearest children to the depth of misery before He sends relief.
(1) This He does to glorify His power, which does not so brightly appear until things are desperate.
(2) That we may learn the better to put our trust in Him when reduced to extremities.
(3) That He may the more endear His benefits to us, He lets us struggle on long without them.
3. God always sends salvation to His people in due time. There is a double salvation.
(1) Staving off evil, so that it cannot come near us or touch us.
(2) Keeping us, so that it shall not hold us, much less prevail over us.
4. Glory correspondent to humiliation.
Parallel VersesKJV: Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,